Study Summary: Walking barefoot promotes good health

    Study Summary: Walking barefoot promotes good health

  • 1 Walking barefoot helps to regulate the body's biological clock

    As reported in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 'The Earth's negative potential can create a stable internal bio-electrical environment for the normal functioning of all body systems.' This helps set the biological clocks regulating diurnal body rhythms.

  • 2 Walking barefoot can improve the immune system

    Dr Mecola explained that the immune system functions optimally when the body has an adequate supply of electrons. These electrons are obtained naturally by barefoot contact with the earth.

  • 3 Electrons from the Earth can act as anti inflammatories to the body

    These electrons have an antioxidant effect that can protect the human body from inflammation.

  • 4 Earthing/grounding provides an 'umbrella' of protection against the ubiquitos electromagnetic field

    A study shows that earthing minimizes the consequences of exposure to some disruptive fields like 'electromagnetic pollution' or 'dirty electricity.' Some researchers wrote that 'the body's electrical potential becomes equalized with the Earth's electrical potential through a transfer of electrons.'

  • 5 A study shows that modern shoes may be destroying people's health

    Traditionally, shoes were made of leather, which is an electrical conductor allowing a conductive contact between the Earth and feet. However, nowadays, modern shoes are made of rubber and plastic, which are electrical insulators; blocking the flow of electrons to the body.

  • 6 Grounding/earthing helps to reduce sleep dysfunction, pain and stress

    A pilot study authored by Ghaly M and Teplitz D shows that earthing and grounding re-synchronize levels of cortisol within the body, leading to a better and more rapid sleep, reduced morning fatigue, more daytime energy and less pain and stress. This results in decreased blood pressure.

  • 7 Shoe wearers lose sensitivity, mobility, and muscle strength of the feet

    Dr. Paul W. Brand, chief of the rehabilitation branch of the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, said that 'The barefoot walker receives a continuous stream of information about the ground and about his own relationship to it resulting in stronger, more sensitive feet with reduced risk to injury.'

  • 8 Shoes can sometimes cause problems to the feet

    A research has shown that many people in the United states suffer from Common foot problems as: corns, bunions, hammer toes, athlete's foot and ingrown toenail, because of the poorly designed shoes that don't allow access of air between toes .

  • 9 Walking barefoot improves the body's posture

    Wearing shoes forces a person to get his butt back and bend forward at the waist, which strains the hamstrings, lower/upper back, shoulders and neck; putting a lot of pressure on the hips, knees and the bottom of the feet. Walking barefoot helps a person stand with better posture, reducing strains.

  • 10 Barefoot leads to having better balance

    Nerve endings on the bottom of the feet sense the ground beneath and send immediate signals to the brain to determine how and where weight should be distributed with each new step. Shoes alter that feedback to the brain; when the sole is thicker, the message becomes unclear.

  • 11 Barefeet help blood circulation

    Going barefoot increases blood flow to the legs and feet. Consequently, this reduces aches and pains, leading to less varicose veins and warmer feet in winter.

  • 12 Barefeet help kids get healthier

    The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends keeping kids barefoot as long as possible for stronger feet, and to avoid the possible deformation caused by shoes. Dr. Merzenich, one of the nation’s leading neuroplasticians, said that barefeet improve memory, focus and overall intelligence.

  • 13 Barefeet has reflexology benefits

    Finally, reflexology is the process of triggering nerves on the feet to stimulate the blood supply, and thus relieve tension by reducing inflammation, aches, and stress.